Volunteers wanted to support Smart Eco City: Canterbury 2050

Smart Eco City: Canterbury 2050

‘Smart Eco City: Canterbury 2050’ is a special one day workshop/symposium, to be held on 14th May at the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus. The event will be an interdisciplinary sandpit where multidisciplinary teams will work on building a virtual blueprint for Canterbury 2050, drawing on latest developments from all fields.

The workshop organiser is seeking to recruit a number of volunteers to help ensure the day runs smoothly. Read on to find out more, or see the workshop’s website and Sway presentation: https://sway.com/0mkyA98O9vsd75Db

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Skills workshop – finding part-time work with the Jobshop

Kent Union is holding a workshop on how to find a part-time job with the use of services offered by the Jobshop, and how to make yourself more competitive when looking for a job with tips on CVs and covering letters. They will also be talking about the Employability Points scheme and the benefits it offers.

The workshop will be held at 1pm on Wednesday 24th January in Grimond Seminar Room 5. For more details see the event on Facebook.

If you can’t make it this week, the workshop will be held again later this term.

Workshop: Strength-based interviews

FDM Group will be running a session on how to prepare for strength-based interviews. With over 40% of graduate recruiters now using strength-based interviewing, there is no better time to learn how to ace this type of interview.

FDM Group is a global professional services provider, specialising in training and providing consultants in IT and business. They receive over 30,000 graduate applications every year and are at the forefront of cutting edge recruitment and selection techniques. Come along to this session and find out what a strengths based interview will entail and how you can prepare yourself for it.

  • Date: 24/1/2018
  • Time: 1pm-2pm
  • Location: Cornwallis SW101

Book a place here

(Note: you must book at place at this workshop in order to attend)


Lawyers in Government: Legislation Workshop

Wednesday 31st January, 2pm – 3.30pm in KS12
Open to students from all disciplines

Booking is essential: go to the CES website to confirm your place.

Government lawyers operate at the cutting edge of law and politics, delivering legal solutions that impact upon the lives of millions. Their work is diverse, challenging, unique and often headline news.

On Wednesday 31 January 2018, from 2pm – 3.30pm, government lawyers will deliver an interactive workshop around the passage of a Bill through Parliament. Participants will represent the lawyers working within different government organisations and will get an interesting and practical insight into the unique role which government lawyers play in the legislative process.

This workshop is designed to be accessible to both law students and students of other disciplines.

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Employability@Kent talk today

EDIT – updated with the video of the talk, which is below.

The first employability workshop of this year will kick off this afternoon at 4pm in the Gulbenkian Cinema. This session will focus on introducing you to the various departments and services offered by the University, and to give you an idea of what employability is at university, and what you can be doing to develop your employability prospects throughout the year.

This talk is aimed at new undergraduate students, but I’m sure it will be useful to many of you. As such, has been recorded:
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